Category: Education

Starting in September, you can get a minor in Africana Studies at Brock – ThoroldNews.com

By: ThoroldNews Staff

Brock University students will have the opportunity to pursue a Minor in Africana Studies in addition to their degrees starting this September. The university says the program will bring a new and broad perspective in understanding the challenges faced by people of African descent.

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2 Somali-Americans Become Public School Principals In Minnesota For The 1st Time

By SARAH MCCAMMON | NPR

The state of Minnesota is home to the largest Somali population in the United States, tens of thousands of people, many of whom were refugees from civil war. Today, we’re talking with two of them who are making history. Abdirizak Abdi and Akram Osman are the first Somali public school principals in Minnesota. That’s according to the Sahan Journal, which reports about immigrants in the state. They both just started on the job, which means first figuring out how to do it in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Navigating the Self: African Student Experiences in U.S. Higher Education

By Wei-Ting Shih  | The Politic

E pluribus unum. Out of many, one. This motto is not only engraved in the Great Seal of the United States, but also in the spirit of the country. For decades, the U.S. has prided itself in being a land built by immigrants; in being a land where individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds have been able to unite and work together towards greatness. The nation’s status as a cultural melting pot has not only been praised as an asset, but has also been seen as a defining characteristic.

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Why Sub-Saharan African Immigrants to America Are the Most Educated

By Joshua Eferighe | OZY

Growing up, Thomas Adetomiwa wasn’t too keen on his dad’s origin story of how he got to the U.S. from Nigeria. He’d often tell Adetomiwa how his acceptance into the University of Houston meant that he’d be the first person in their family to come to America, and how he had to simultaneously work four jobs while sending money back home to his grandmother and brothers. 

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PhD Student in Canada, Bridget Alichie, talks about how she received multiple scholarships

By Gobal Upfront Newspaper

Bridget Alichie is currently a PhD student of Criminology and Socio-legal Studies at the University of Alberta. Her research area is gender studies, human rights, social movement and new media studies. She explains how she plowed through multiple processes to obtain the scholarship with which she is funding her education in Canada.

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Carleton University’s Institute for African Studies Celebrates 10 Years of Impact

By Tyrone Burke | Carleton Newsroom

In 2009, Carleton became home to the first stand-alone, degree-granting Institute of African Studies in Canada. It brought together scholars who were studying Africa in a diverse set of disciplines to pursue a coherent, Africa-focused research program.

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49 Ghanaian students on their way to study in elite USA universities

By Cedric Kekeli | GhanaWeb

Every year, in the month of March, American colleges release their much-anticipated admission decisions to millions of eager college-bound students from all over the world. This year 49 Ghanaians were admitted into elite universities in the USA on scholarships. Some of these schools include Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Caltech, Cornell, Williams, Dartmouth, and others.

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Sub-Saharan African Immigrants in the U.S. Are Often More Educated Than Those in Top European Destinations

Sub-Saharan immigrants in the United States are also more highly educated than U.S. native-born population

BY MONICA ANDERSON AND PHILLIP CONNOR | PEW RESEARCH CENTER

As the annual number of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa to both the United States and Europe has grown for most years this decade, a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau and Eurostat data finds that sub-Saharan immigrants in the U.S. tend to be more highly educated than those living in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Portugal – Europe’s historically leading destinations among sub-Saharan immigrants.

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Ghanaian entrepreneur and Nigerian win MBA scholarship from Boston University

The Questroom School of Business at the prestigious Boston University, USA, has announced the winners of its Master of Business Administration (MBA) scholarship application for 2020-2021 academic year. The 100% tuition scholarship opportunity which is sponsored by Boston University was open to all Ghanaian and Nigerian citizens. Two outstanding applicants were awarded; Miss Helena Jennifer Afordoanyi from Ghana and Mr Olusegun Awobajo from Nigeria.

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Clear Lake resident starts University of Houston-Clear Lake’s first African Student Association

A Clear Lake resident and current graduate student at University of Houston-Clear Lake is responsible for the creation of the college’s first African Student Association, according to a Feb. 24 media release from UHCL.

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